Making Bead & Wire Jewelry: Simple Techniques, Stunning Designs
by Dawn Cusick
“This inspiration-filled volume [has] instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips,...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published June 30th 2000 by Sterling
(first published 2000)
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May 10, 2011 Laurie Carlson rated it 4 of 5 stars
This is a really cool book with such gorgeous designs! You would never think of 'wire' as being something beautiful. The patterns in this book are very easy to follow and make some beautiful creations! No matter how hard you try to copy the picture of the piece of jewelry you are making, it is impossible. This IS a good thing! We all have different styles, techniques, and talents. This is when our style comes out in making these pieces. Styles come and go, but this book is full of projects that...more
Aug 18, 2014 Anne rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Stunning designs? Yes, most of them were very beautiful! But Simple Techniques?!? I don't think so! I'm not a beginner, but I don't think I'm ready to give these projects a go!
Dawn Cusick is blessed with many talents. She combined her writing and artistic skills and spent nearly twenty years working an in-house author and editor for a craft book publisher, producing titles such as Tabletop Fountains, The Michaels' Book of Arts and Crafts, and multiple editions of Quilt National. Her fascination with science and nature has now led her to create children's science books....moreMore about Dawn Cusick...